• Mika Hakkinen sits behind the wheel of McLaren SLR Stirling Moss during Mercedes commercial shoot

Mika Hakkinen is no stranger to sitting behind the wheel of a high-powered Mercedes. After his time with McLaren Mercedes where he won two Formula One Drivers Championships, the retired Hakkinen is still involved with Mercedes at some capacity or another.

This time, Hakkinen finds himself on the driver’s seat of a Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss Edition where he is filming what looks to be a new commercial in Barcelona. We can’t say that we’re not envious of the guy who probably has one of these rare SLRs – only 75 were made at a price tag of over $1 million - in his garage.

No details apart from these photos reveal anything about the commercial that’s being shot, although the presence of two cheeky cars – an Opel Astra Coupe and a car that the producers would want you to believe is a Ferrari (nice try!) – suggests that this commercial might have a ridiculous supporting cast to the SLR Stirling Moss.

We sincerely hope that those cars aren’t part of the commercial and they just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Photos courtesy of Lluis Comas


Source: Collaverglas

Kirby Garlitos
Kirby Garlitos
Automotive Aftermarket Expert - kirby@topspeed.com
Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
About the author
What do you think?
Show Comments


  (377) posted on 05.5.2010

I think Mika like or love this new car from Mercedes Benz and I wonder if they can compete this to other same model today.

  (1) posted on 05.5.2010

hi guys sorry for the the wrong url. Here we go with the video http://bit.ly/bl3QJC

  (937) posted on 03.26.2010

He is one lucky person. Car fans’ one greatest dream is to be part of the marketing plan of their fave cars.

  (363) posted on 03.25.2010

That was a dramatic entrance by Mika Hakkinen.

  (708) posted on 03.25.2010

Cool car. Well, you guys want to know what I think is going to be so cool? For the 2011 F1 race, it will be a whole lot of fun if Mika Hakkinen makes a come back like that of the return of Michael Schumacher.

Car Finder: